I am very excited to have completed my folding table project. We desperately needed some extra counter space. Thanks to BLJones for the inspiration! I used edge grain fir, with a teak fiddle around the edge.
Fir about $10
Teak, recycled door frame, free
stain about $7
SS piano hinge, $15
Brass catch to keep it closed, $5 I think
Being friends with the high school shop teacher, priceless!
I managed to get a good colour match to the exsiting wood. The teak trim comes down far enough so that when it is folded down you cannot see the legs.
I stumbled across a piece of raw silk at the thrift shop, $20, so I made curtains with some of it. They are designed so that they can be in place when the ports are open as well. Thanks to someones blog for the inspiration on this one. They are on a piece of doweling, $5, with a small bungee strap, $10, to hold them on. So $35 for 8 curtains. The bungee just slides over the port. I don't really like the look of fixed curtains so this works well for me. When I don't want them up they can be stowed.
I made cushion covers with the rest of the material.
I also made covers for our lifesling and stern tie reel. I got some canvas at the boaters exchange for $10, zippers at the thrift shop, 25 cents, the strapping is from a lift of lumber and the plastic buckle is scavenged from a broken packsack. And I still have enough canvas to make 2 lee cloths.